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Might Google Introduce Site Reviews?
Google might develop a strict criterion before one should submit their request for a review. Site reviews by Google would not be setup to guarantee inclusion back into the SERPs. It provides Google an opportunity to learn what if the Algorithm/Filter changes are working as intended. To our end, benefits come from the chance to clear the air and perhaps getting our website introduced back into the SERPs.
To understand what I am talking about, case examples where a review may need to be submitted.
If a site, like in this case ([webmasterworld.com ]) needs to switch a .com to a .uk TLD because Google prefers to organize their SERPs to be geographical, then Google could promote its desires positively.
A Company X was dropped from the SERPs due to the results of a “scraper site” Company X could submit a challenge to Google for review.
There are many examples… I am sure we could spew out here, but what I am interested in is the possibility of introducing something like this, or is it even logical?
Human error is involved at all ends of each issue in every update, from the Site owner to Google. Productivity comes from working together rather than fighting against the grain in my opinion. It may sound like a Mr. Rodger’s Neighborhood type attitude but sometimes we need to revert to the basics.
By no means am I suggesting a simplistic form - like DMOZ for example. A well-planned and complex review program with strict submission requirements would control the trash that might “be let in the door” at Google. Language used in the review process would be designed to attract professionals.
When I speak of re-inclusion, I am not suggesting positioning a site back to where they were in the SERPS. A reviewer for example could lift a ban, or filter allowing a site to reenter the SERPS period and ‘naturally’ be repositioned as it normally would.
Again … just thinking.
He mentioned to me as an example epinions, a consumer review website.
Alexa has user reviews, though hardly anyone uses this feature.
Frankly, it seems extremely difficult to put into practice. And inherently spammable (as the Alexa reviews already are).
The current issues where a company is listed in Dmoz - but no longer ranks in Google for a search on its own unique name (unique name - not 'keyword1-keyword2.com') - however suggests that Google isn't even using the human reviewed data it already has at its disposal to determine relevancy.